Posted: 25/07/2016 at 16:37
Got back late last night from another wet weekend in Snowdonia with a car full of stinking kit and wet tent.
Found the SNOD trail marathon very hard going, especially the unexpected very technical section along the north shore of Llyn Gwynant between about miles 15-18. Tree roots, rocks, and loads of mud. The few people I saw in road shoes were having an extremely hard time along that stretch.
I was just thinking rather well of myself that I was managing to stay on my feet when right at that moment I went flying in one of the muddiest stretches. I came out looking like the mud monster. Fortunately there was a stream and small waterfall soon after to have a shower in.
Reaching the higher sections of the Pyg Track the conditions really set in. I actually had to stop to put a rain jacket on which is very unusual for me.
The whole event was enjoyable, though. It is just that it would have been a whole lot better with less rain and less wind, and to have been actually able to see the scenery!
Got round in a rather derisory 6h52. A PW by quite a big margin.